SB&H Has Summer Job Opportunities for Students! Apply TODAY!!

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We are very excited to announce that SB&H HAS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUMMER STUDENTS in the GTA!

We are looking for three individuals. To qualify for the program, you need to be between the ages of 15 and 30. You must also have been a full time student in the 2016-17 academic year and MUST be returning to school full time for the 2017-18 academic year. 

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions outlined below, please forward your resume and a short cover letter to Steve Kean, Programs & Services Coordinator to skean@sbhao.on.ca or by mail:

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario
16 Four Seasons Place, Suite 111
Toronto, On
M9B 6E5

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Community Engagement and Outreach Assistant

Description: The students filling this position will learn valuable lessons in health promotion and community support. They will assist staff to increase public and stakeholder awareness of the conditions and the benefits, sources and proper use of folic acid and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) education. We will also provide opportunities for them to contribute to marketing and implementation of our Getting You There – Youth in Transition program.

These activities will form the basis of ongoing initiatives to engage the public, people affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, and their caregivers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Students will familiarize themselves with our spina bifida, hydrocephalus and folic acid education and awareness.
  • Outreach to service providers who assist women of child bearing age with perinatal education to determine current needs for these educational resources.
  • Reach out to service providers who support individuals affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to provide condition specific information.
  • Liaise with staff in planning health promotion and community awareness events and effective distribution of event materials and resources.
  • Distribute SB&H folic acid and NPH educational materials to community service providers and the public.
  • Research opportunities for SB&H to provide educational displays, presentations, etc. in communities across Ontario at health events such as pre-natal fairs, health fairs, senior’s fairs, etc.  Collate and chart results in Excel spreadsheet.
  • Assist with contacting youth regarding the Getting You There Youth in Transition program
  • Assist in building content for “SB&H Youth” and Kidz Zone” areas of SB&H website.
  • Assist with outreach regarding the SB&H Kidz & Youth Book Club
  • Research opportunities for SB&H to promote Taster’s Club events in Niagara, Ottawa, Huron County & Toronto
  • Assist with content for our social media outlets, ie. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram posts.

 

Communications and Social Media Assistant 

Description: The student(s) filling this position will learn valuable lessons in health promotion, communications, marketing and public relations as they pertain to a charitable organization. Initiatives where students will have opportunities to contribute include website content management, as well as social media strategy and implementation.  They will assist staff to increase public and stakeholder awareness of the programs and services available from SB&H as well as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (the conditions).

These activities will form the basis of ongoing initiatives to engage the public, people affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, and their caregivers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Students will familiarize themselves with existing communications, marketing and social media schedules, strategies and initiatives
  • Assist with the development of the Fall 2017 issue of Current Magazine including our Annual Report
  • Assist staff in the marketing and implementation of the Getting You There – Youth in Transition program by providing input into marketing materials, social media plan and tools.
  • Contribute to production of e-newsletters
  • Assist with social media and communications planning
  • Assist with the development and posting of social media content
  • Assist staff with media outreach related to special events including Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in June
  • Assist with development of information and materials related to the SB&H Annual Conference in September 2017
  • Proofread press releases
  • Research new avenues for engaging members, people with sb/h not yet associated with SB&H and the general public

 

Special Events and Development Assistant

Description: The student(s) filling this position will learn valuable lessons in special event planning, promotion and implementation as they pertain to a charitable organization. They will assist staff in the planning and running of these events that are vital to the success of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario.
Students will also be presented with unique opportunities to learn about fund development, sponsorship, as well as methods and practices of stewardship - how we develop and support our relationships with donors at all levels.

These activities will form the basis of ongoing initiatives with the goal of providing a sustainable base from which SB&H can continue to offer our programs and services for those in need.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Students will be familiarized with existing fund development, sponsorship, and stewardship strategies and initiatives. These include special events, direct mail, corporate support etc.
  • Assist with the planning and running of special events such as the Spirit Wheel Walk Run, SB&H 100 Hole Golf Challenge
  • Assist the Director of Development and Promotion with planning, preparing and distributing a direct mail campaign letter
  • Learn about and assist with the initiatives that provide support to our donors
  • Provide input and assist with the development of the 2016/17 Annual Report
  • Contribute to the production of e-newsletters and online appeals to donors
  • Assist with social media and communications planning
  • Assist with the development and posting of social media content
  • Assist staff with media outreach related to special events
  • Research new avenues for engaging donors and corporate support for the work of SB&H
  • Assist with Community Engagement and Events related to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in June